- Days since my release from 26 years in prison: 128
- Miles run today: 7.25
- Miles run this week: 11.75
- Miles run during the calendar month: 92.6
- Marathon distances completed: 12
- Weight: 165
Journal of activities:
An assistant director from the Washington State Department of Corrections contacted me today. I’m inspired and eager to prove worthy of his interest. In a personal message, he wrote:
You have a very completing story… I wonder if there isn’t an opportunity for collaboration.
I look forward to connecting with him. By advancing discussions, I can show how our Straight-A Guide Life Skills Program can contribute to community safety. Our growing client list includes jails, prisons, detention centers, and places that serve at-risk youth. We provide facilitators with the tools they need to teach people from at-risk backgrounds that they can become more than the bad decisions of their past. The open-ended program we offer removes all doubt that an individual who works hard can reject the criminal lifestyle and pursue a values-based, goal-oriented approach to life that leads to his living as a law-abiding, contributing citizen.
I’m enthusiastic about playing a role in transforming lives by spreading the Straight-A Guide across the state of California, and across the nation.